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F-16C/D versus Saab JAS 39 Gripen
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Multirole Fighter / Air Superiority Fighter Role Multirole Fighter
United States of America Country of Origin Sweden
General Dynamics Designer Industrigruppen JAS / FMV
General Dynamics / Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Manufacturer Saab Group
49 ft 5 in / 15.06 m Length JAS 39C: 14.1 m / 46 ft 3 in; JAS 39D: 14.8 m / 48 ft 5 in
32 ft 8 in / 9.96 m Wingspan 8.4 m / 27 ft 7 in
16 ft / 4.88 m Height 4.5 m / 14 ft 9 in
300 ft2 / 27.87 m2 Wing Area 30.0 m2 / 323 ft2
18,900 lb / 8,570 kg Empty Weight 6,800 kg / 14,990 lb
26,500 lb / 12,000 kg Loaded Weight 8,500 kg / 18,700 lb
Payload 5,300 kg / 11,700 lb
42,300 lb / 19,200 kg Maximum Takeoff Weight 14,000 kg / 31,000 lb
7,000 pounds / 3,200 kg Internal Fuel
General Electric F110-GE-129 or Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-220/220E afterburning turbofan Powerplant 1 x Volvo RM12 afterburning turbofan
28,600 lbf / 127 kN Thrust with Afterburner 80.5 kN / 18,100 lbf
Mach 1.2 / 915 mph / 1,470 km/h Maximum Speed at Sea Level
Mach 2 / 1,320 mph / 2,120 km/h clean configuration Maximum Speed at High Altitude Mach 2 / 2,204 km/h / 1,190 kn / 1,370 mph
295 nmi / 340 mi / 550 km on a hi-lo-hi mission with four 1,000 lb /450 kg bombs Combat Radius 800 km / 497 mi / 432 nmi
2,280 nmi / 2,620 mi / 4,220 km with drop tanks Ferry Range 3,200 km / 1,983 mi with drop tanks
50,000+ ft / 15,240+ m Service Ceiling 15,240 m / 50,000 ft
50,000 ft/min / 254 m/s Rate of Climb
88.3 lb/ft2 / 431 kg/m2 Wing Loading 283 kg/m2 / 58 lb/ft2
1.095 (1.24 with loaded weight & 50% internal fuel) Thrust-to-Weight Ratio 0.97
+9.0 g Maximum G Load +9 g
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